Palm Sunday – Solemn High Mass on April 5, 2020 [UPDATE: Canceled]

Update as of 3/17/2020: PALM SUNDAY MASS has been canceled

On April 5, 2020 (3:00 PM), there will be a Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form for Palm Sunday at the Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (1040 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont, CA 94002). The Blessing of Palms and Procession will take place before mass. Click here for details on the COVID-19 guidelines set by the Archdiocese of San Francisco.

Ash Wednesday (Feb 26) Schedule of Masses in the EF/TLM

There’s quite a bit of Ash Wednesday Masses in the Extraordinary Form that’s available today and they are all over the San Francisco Bay Area. The following is a compiled list of confirmed parishes and their respective mass times:

[UPDATE: a Sung Mass in the Extraordinary Form, with blessing and distribution of ashes at St. Margaret Mary in Oakland, CA, will be celebrated at 6:00 PM ONLY, there is no 12:15 Low Mass, but a OF Mass]

Archdiocese of San Francisco

Immaculate Heart of Mary
5:00 PM
1040 Alameda de las Pulgas
Belmont, CA 94002

Star of the Sea Church
6:00 PM
4420 Geary Blvd.
San Francisco, CA 94118

Most Holy Rosary Chapel
12:15 PM
One Vincent Drive
San Rafael, CA 94903

Mater Dolorosa Church
12:00 PM
307 Willow Ave.
South San Francisco, CA 94080

Diocese of Santa Rosa

St. Eugene’s Cathedral
5:30 PM
2323 Montgomery Dr.
Santa Rosa, CA 95405

Diocese of Oakland

St. Margaret Mary
6:00 PM (High Mass)
1219 Excelsior Ave
Oakland, CA 94610

Immaculate Heart of Mary
5:00 PM
500 Fairview Ave.
Brentwood, CA 94513

Diocese of San Jose

Immaculate Heart of Mary Oratory
12:00 PM (Low Mass), 5:45 PM (Low Mass)
Five Wounds Portuguese National Church (ICKSP)
1375 E. Santa Clara St.
San Jose, CA 95116

Diocese of Sacramento

St. Stephen the First Martyr (*FSSP)
7:00 AM, 12:15 PM, 7:00 PM
5461 44th St., Sacramento CA 95820

Diocese of Stockton

St. Joseph Church
2:00 PM
1813 Oakdale Road
Modesto, CA, 95355

Diocese of Monterey

Sacred Heart Church (* IBP)
5:00 PM
680 College Street
Hollister, CA

Diocese of Fresno

Holy Cross Chaplaincy (* FSSP)
10:00 AM
St. Anthony of Padua Church
5770 N. MAROA AVE.
FRESNO, CA 93704

Monterey Latin Mass Conference – February 22 and 23, 2020

This year’s Latin Mass Conference will take place on February 22 and 23, 2020, at the Monterey Tides Hotel (Monterey, CA). Speakers this year include Father Anthony J. Mastroeni, who teaches theology and directs the chaplaincy at Christendom College in Front Royal, Virginia; Father Joseph Illo, Pastor of Star of the Sea parish in San Francisco, California; and Christopher Ferrara, Esquire, President American Catholic Lawyers Association. The conference will have the Traditional Latin Mass offered on Saturday at 8:30 a.m. and Sunday at 9:00 a.m. Click here to download the PDF flyer or browse on the conference website here. Invite friends and family!

Feast of the Purification of the Bl. Virgin Mary / Candlemas: February 2, 2020 (2:00 PM)

Everyone is invited as we celebrate the Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary or “Candlemas” with a Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form and blessing / distribution of Candles, that would take place on February 2, 2020, at 2:00 PM at the Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (10040 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont, CA 94002). Feel free to bring your own candles for home devotion for the blessing.

Jan. 25, 2020: Walk for Life – TLM/EF Mass schedules, Info Faire

Photo: 2019 Solemn High Mass at the Shrine of St. Francis after the Walk

There are at least 2 Traditional Latin Masses scheduled at the vicinity of this weekend’s Walk for Life in San Francisco:

1) Sung Traditional Latin Mass preceding the West Coast Walk for Life, 10:00 am, Saturday, January 25th at the Carmelite Monastery of Cristo Rey. The church is located at 721 Parker Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94118.

2) National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi, 610 Vallejo Street, San Francisco, CA at 6:00PM. After the Walk, a Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form will be celebrated by the recently ordained (2019) Fr. Michael Rocha, with Fr. Francisco Nahoe, OFM, serving as homilist. Music will be provided by the schola cantorum under the direction of Dr. William Mahrt of Stanford University.

Photo: 2019 Info Faire booth with Canon Meney

The California Apostolates of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest (Oakland and San Jose) will have a booth at the Info Faire from 11:00AM to 12:30PM at the Civic Center Plaza, San Francisco. Please feel free to stop by and say hello! At 12:00 PM, the Institute apostolate faithful will gather with Canons Ueda and Wiener by the 3rd flagpole on the right, facing City Hall. The walk starts at 1:30PM. We start walking from Civic Center Plaza down Market Street to Embarcadero Plaza. The entire Institute contingent will walk together under the Institute banner, and then pose for a group photo at the end of the Walk.

Photo: WFL Route Map

Reminder: Feast of the Most Holy Name of Jesus (Jan. 5) and Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord (Jan. 6)

Just a reminder about two important Christmastide feasts for this week, starting off with the Feast of the Most Holy Name of Jesus tomorrow (January 5) and the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord (January 6). Our regular EF Mass for the first Sunday of the month (tomorrow – January 5, 2020) will take place at 5:00 PM at the Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (1040 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont, CA). On Monday (January 6, 2020), a Sung High Mass for Epiphany will be celebrated at 6:30 PM. The solemn blessing of Epiphany water and chalk will then take place after mass. Be sure to bring water to be blessed! The water that is blessed here is accompanied by exorcism prayers along with the litany of the saints, making it quite powerful! It is highly recommended that a gallon bottle container (rather than on a normal-size bottled water) be brought in.

2nd Saturday of January 2020 (Jan. 11) EF Mass at Church of the Nativity (Menlo Park, CA) canceled

We wish to inform our readers that due to a conflict in the parish schedule, the monthly TLM at the Church of the Nativity, Menlo Park, CA (Second Saturday of the Month at 9AM) will be canceled for January 11, 2020. The next EF Mass will be on February 8. Please mark your calendars and invite your friends!

Schedule of Masses for Christmastide at IHM Belmont; Important announcement!

Our schedule of masses for Christmastide at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Belmont has now been fixed, which covers the Octave of the Nativity of the Lord (1/1/2020 – 12:30PM), Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus (1/5/2020 – 5:00 PM), Solemnity of the Epiphany (1/6/2020 – 6:30 PM) and Presentation of our Lord Jesus Christ / Candlemas (2/2/2020 – 4:00 PM).

Starting February 2, 2020, all our Sunday Extraordinary Form Masses will now be on a new time slot (4:00 PM). We are also pleased to announce that starting on March 1st – The First Sunday of Lent, the Mass in the Extraordinary Form will now be celebrated EVERY Sunday (4:00 PM)! Please help spread the word!